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making new in america this tuesday morning -- breaking overnight, deadly storm lashing the south. we'll tell you where it's all heading right now. allegation breaking, major delays at airports from coast to coast. bags are piling up after a computer outage. crime of opportunity. a $6 million jewelry theft. the brazen heist, only a few blocks from times square, as the focus was on new year's eve. and a superhero sibling. see the 2-year-old who move addresser off his twin after it fell on him. >> wow. our future superhero right there indeed. we'll get to that
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later. as we say good morning on this back to work and back to school tuesday. severe weather blamed for at least five deaths in south. >> a tree physical on a mobile home killing four. three other people escaped without injury. >> we want to show you the live radar. the se sere storm system moving eastward. across alabama and florida and into the panhandle. gentlem janai norman with more. >> reporter: tornadoes, flooding, and deadly storms. >> we're just asking everybody to stay in. >> reporter: winds upwards of 60 miles an hour blasted through cities south of dallas. >> we have a big dent right here. >> reporter: in parts of mississippi, the winds overturning a tractor trailer and ripping up this room. the same system pakd six inches of rain.
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it is completely submerged. it is not passable. >> reporter: and drenched parts of alabama facing a flood emergency. law enforcement asked residents to stay inside. >> this is a fine example as to why not be out. because then we have a vehicle submerged in water at this time. >> reporter: in reheboth, alabama, four people were killed when a tree fell on their mobile home. the threat lingered. authorities found a car partially submerged in water and say a man drowned nearby in flood waters. janai norman, abc news, washington. let's get the some pleat forecast from accuweather's paul williams. paul, good morning. >> good morning, diane, kendis. those same tornadoes and severe storms now shifting and beginning to ravage the carolina coast. we're looking for gusty thunderstorms in north carolina, south carolina, going into
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cabin to lean more toward the north and possibly targeting parts of virginia. another round of strong winds. between 50 to 70-mile-per-hour winds. more cold weather sinking from the north to the south. breaking overnight, thousands of airline travelers stuck in long lines. they arrived here in the u.s. only the be delayed by a customs computer outage. that meant these long lines snaking through many of the nation's busiest airports. irritating travelers. they just wanted to get home. chaos and backups at airports across the country. from l.a.x. to new york's jfk. frustrated flyers. >> the lines were completely chaotic. there was no system to who got through fast and who had to wait two hours. >> reporter: overnight, passengers, many of whom are coming off flights of ten-pl
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hours, waiting several more hours to get through customs. >> they herd you everywhere. it was chaos. >> reporter: u.s. customs and border patrol confirming a computer outage nationwide. john nance. >> the fact that this is one of the busiest travel days of the year also probably augers well for the fact that the system can get overloaded. if there's going to be a time for it to break down, it's the most inconvenient but probably the most likely. >> reporter: the luggage at washington-dulles airport piling up. >> this is ridiculous. this is the luggage getting squished. >> reporter: the long lines snaking through the country's busiest airports. in atlanta. and miami. people begin to lose patience. some travelers taking it in stride, including carlos. giving a thumbs up with a sea of pe
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everyone had a reason to give a thumbs up when the computers finally came ban online. after four hours, mind you. the officials say national security databases were not affected. new evidence in the search for the gunman behind the nightclub massacre in turkey. they say this is the face of the killer. he's seen here walking through istanbul. and getting out of a taxi after the shooting that left 39 people dead. they also have fingerprints. at least 12 people have been arrested in raids. and isis has claimed responsibility. and the 115th congress will be sworn in today. it's the most powerful republican-led congress in two decades. here's a live look at the capitol building in washington. republicans are vowing to unravel eight years of president obama's agenda. with a hefty majority in
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the senate, the gop is looking to target the tax code, regulation, and rules on the environment. >> but the first agenda is to pay the light bill. >> we hope. with no advance notice, the house republicans have voted to gut the office of congressional ethics, sparking outrage from democrats and watchdog groups. the independent ethics office was created to investigate allegations of misconduct by lawmakers. it could not fall under the house ethics committee, which is run by lawmakers. the full house is expected to vote on that change today. donald trump is insisting north korea will not develop a nuclear weapon capable of making it to the united states. kim jong-un said his country is in final stages of preparations for the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. still ahead, a baggage
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handler becomes an accidental stouaway. and new this morning, a former miss usa and reality show star chasing away trespassers while armed with a gun. plus, see what happens when a village faces a leopard on the loose.
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a wild scene caught on camera. this is in india. that's a leopard causing the chaos. at least 20 people were injured by the big cat. eventually, wildlife officials were able to subdue the' leopa with a tranquilizer. in south carolina,
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who shot nine team people in church was found competent for sentencing. roof will represent himself and his attorneys will serve as stand-by counsel. now the a strange and ultimately deadly tragedy in amaril amarillo, texas. four children died from an accidental pesticide poisoning. six others remained hospitalized overnight. here's what happened. fire officials say a chemical reaction occurred when someone tried to wash off a pesticide that had been sprad turned house to kill rodents. at least 120 pieces of debris may be connected to the private jet that vanished over lake erie near cleveland last week. searchers have been searching for the body and the plane over the weekend. authorities confirmed a bag that washed ashore on sunday belonged to one of the passengers. six people
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plane. spacex is ready to try again. it plans to launch as early as sunday. the private company beliefs it can prevent another explosion like the one in september that damaged its florida launch pad. the launch still needs approval from the faa. the u.s. financial markets reopen this morning after the holiday weekend. they ended an otherwise outstanding year. the dow still short of the 20,000 mark. but stock futures were up overnight. when we come bang, the latest trailer for "the avengers." not really. a little superhero. the 2-year-old who lift addresser off his twin brother after it fell on him. and check out the thrilling comeback in southern california. we have the highlights from the epic rose bowl game. iptions.
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returning now to our breaking news. deadly storms across the south. this is new video just in from georgia, where heavy rain and winds have clearly take an toll. many trees have been knocked over or have fallen over. they're damaging dozens of homes and other buildings as well. >> as you can imagine, roads will be wet in the southeast, ohio valley, mid-atlantic. slippery roads in the northern midwest and run into snow as well in the western mountains. if you're flying, airport delays are most likely in washington, philadelphia, new york, boston, and san francisco. while we're talking about fly, united airlines is looking into what could have been a fatal incident. a baggage handler got trapped inside a plane's cargo hold. zblots of questions still need to be answered. shortly after the flight took off, airport workers in charlotte realized a baggage handler had somehow become
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locked inside. they immediately called the faa which contacted air traffic control at dulles. >> it's going to be an apparent baggage handler locked in the baggage apartment. >> we need a police report. >> they want to make sure the person involved in an employee and not a stowaway. >> we're going to work it as a security incident till we can, i guess, get some confirmation as to who he is even though he's in trade dress for a ramper in charlotte. flight crew doesn't remember seeing him or anything like that. >> the cargo hold luckily was apparently pressurized chrks ray loud him to survive a flight that reached 27,000 feet. and we'll have much more on this invebl story later on "good morning america." at the stroke of midnight new year's eve. mariah carey was trying to figure out what happened. police were watching times square closely. at that moment, a few block
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away, three kroox broke into a wholesale jewelers and stole millions in precious gems and met also the. the safes had been left hope. a former miss usa and reality tv star used a gun to scare off three people she claims were trespassing. kenya moore, featured in the real housewives of atlanta discussed the encounter of social media. she's offered a $1,000 reward to anyone who can help identify the alleged trespasser. this was caught on beach in brazil. a young woman walking on the beach is suddenly struck by lightning. she was taken to a hospital and listed in critical condition. of course lots of people hoepg she makes a speedy recovery. a 2-year-old utah boy is being credited with saving his twin brother's life. the toddlers were playing on a dresser when it tipped over, trapping one of the tots underneath. >> the other boy just keeps
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furniture until his brother is finally free. the parents say they didn't know anything had actually happened until they saw the bedroom security video. and their son's act of hero women. every time they get into a fight, remember the time when -- you owe me. it was oklahoma over auburn last night in the sugar bowl. >> earlier in the rose bowl, they played a game that will be remembered for a very long time. let's get highlights now from espn. good morning, america. i'm scott van pelt. there's an aura about the rose bowl. the venue. the tradition of the game. that rare sli frankly lived up to. usc-penn state played the bowl game of the post season. trace mcsorley up top. chris godwin juggles, gathered. at one point, penn state scored touchdowns on four consecutive offensive
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sam darnold to burnett. usc ties it at 49-49. penn state nearly threw a pick on the play before this. but mcsorley is picked off by leon mcqua. it looked like he stepped out of bounds. he did not. they reviewed to check it out. and usc puts it on the left toe of matt bormeister. fight on. usc wins, 52-49. a fantastic rose bowl. stay in california. the warriors welcoming the nuggets. steph curry from 30 feet. nobody blings an eye because he makes lots of them. kevin durant gets in on the three-point shooting ablgt here. they led at the break. the statistical star of this one, draymond green who messed around and got a triple-double here. yet another three. late in the game, six-point game.
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and -- draymond needs a rebound for a triple-double. he gets it. they get the win as well. by eight. all right. our thanks. up next in the pulse, the bachelor is back. meet the long list of ladies looking for a shot at love. including one who arrived on a camel. and a wallet returned. it was missing for four years.
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looking for love on tv. >> just a little bit. he was the runner up on two seasons of "the bachelorette." he's also been on "bachelor in paradise." >> so you had some 30 women to arrive at the mansion. among the notable, a woman named lacey who rhoode in on a camel. her grand entrance made a lot of women already inside jealous. >> oh, did you see that camel. >> yeah. she stole my idea. >> then alexis called her own shark costume embarrassing. was it a shark or a dolphin? i'm going with a shark. >> she says it was a dolphin. >> she's wrong. 20 women accepted roses. they all continue their journey next week. the highlight was the woman that led by telling him that all her friends hate him and had no idea why she was on the show. good opening line. >> i think
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a dancer right about now. >> she's left shark. okay, so we move on. they're serving up big macs and fries. just steps from the pope. >> mcdonald's has opened right near the vatican to the chagrin of some roman catholic leaders. it's located on the the ground floor of a vatican-owned building. it's open seven days aweek. >> some cardinals have called mcdonald's a disgrace for selling unhealthy food. >> but the cardinals are not lovin' it. finally, a lost and found playing out over four years. a wallet was lost. it belongs to alex fernandez of iowa. and alex found the wallet. the thing is he lost it when he was a freshman on a school bus. >> so, you see the guy there. a me canic named frank just found it while he was fixing some heaters on the bus. frank turned it in. and becau
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i.d. cards were in there he got the wallet back. and the $7 that alex had in the wallet was all there as well. >> and the thing is alex is now a senior. >> so, basically, those $7 will buy him a 12-pack of the cheapest natural lite beer out there. >> and now we know that the buss are cleaned very thoroughly every four years. >> absolutely. more news after this. thanks for up with us on this tuesday, january third. a messy commute in store for many people in our area this morning. we'll get an update from the weather center in just a moment. but first-- breaking news overnight. long lines at some major airports- after a nationwide customs outage. this video is from miami. customs and border protection says a problem with its computer systems lead to long wait times. miami was not alone, airports coast to coast reported
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processing systems. the agency did not give a cause for the disruption but says it doesn't seem to be malicious. our crews checked with dulles and b-w-i and things were back to normal there before midnight. good morning washington. toss to eileen - rain today, heaviest for am rush - cold coming thursday (lasts through early next week) - snow showers possible late thurs. into friday (possible impacts to fri. am commute) - milder next week today: rain, heaviest this morning. highs: 45-50 winds: e 5 mph tonight: mostly cloudy. some clearing possible. patchy fog. lows: 42-45 winds: w 5 mph wednesday: partly cloudy. breezy. highs: 52-57 winds: nw 5-15 g 25 mph
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happening tomorrow-- a high profile
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future of obamacare. on wednesday, president obama will meet with congressional democrats to try to devise a plan to keep obama-care in tact. republican senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says repealing obamacare is the first item on the agenda for this year's new congress. president-elect donald trump has also called for the program to be repealed and replaced. the city of gaithersburg is starting the new year with a new ban on vaping. the rule bans e-sigs and vaporizers in all city buildings, cars, and parks. they're also banned in restaurants and schools. the punishment -- a 100-dollar fine if you're caught using them. ready for lift-off. space-x' will return to flight on sunday. the planned rocket launch comes after the company says it determined the cause of
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explosion at the kennedy space center. the fireball destroyed a 100-million dollar satellite and damaged the launch pad. space-x' says it worked with nasa and other agencies to correct the fueling issue that caused the explosion. how does this sound? 580 dollars a month -- no matter what. finland is starting a radical experiment. 2-thousand random people will get a guaranteed income-- job or not. the idea is that it could save money in the long run. it allows unemployed people to pick up odd jobs without worrying about benefits. it could also encourage jobless people to look for work - because they wouldn't have to worry about losing unemployment benefits. if successful-- the program could be expanded. it's xx and we're just getting started. new year storms. heavy rains, and strong winds lead to fatal conditions across the south. and in our area-- rains are making it harder for commuters across the dmv. complete stormwatch coverage coming up.
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flyers face big delays overnight. more on the outage that hit airports, coast to coast. good morning washington. - rain today, heaviest for am rush - cold coming thursday (lasts through early next week) - snow showers possible late thurs. into friday (possible impacts to fri. am commute) - milder next week today: rain, heaviest this morning. highs: 45-50 winds: e 5 mph tonight: mostly cloudy. some clearing possible. patchy fog. lows: 42-45 winds: w 5 mph wednesday: partly cloudy. breezy. highs: 52-57 winds: nw 5-15 g 25 mph
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